Honduras: Clashes erupt as Juan Orlando Hernandez sworn in as president

Juan Orlando Hernandez was sworn in for a second term as president of Honduras in Tegucigalpa on Saturday, as hundreds of people protested against alleged electoral fraud. Clashes erupted as security forces and riot police fired tear gas to prevent demonstrators from marching to the National Stadium, where the presidential inauguration ceremony was taking place. “We strongly reject his... Еще election, his oath and the exercise of his presidency. We declare ourselves in insurrection and we ignore his authority because it’s not legitimate and it’s violating the right of Hondurans,» stated former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya Rosales. Honduras has been rocked by political turmoil since the November 26 presidential election after Juan Orlando Hernandez defeated Opposition Alliance party candidate Salvador Nasralla by 1.6 percentage points. Both men have claimed victory.

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